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Lunch - Cantina de San Angel, Liberty Inn & Yorkshire County Fish Bar (& Boulangerie des Halles an Artisan de Glaces too!) (EPCOT Mexico, USA, UK, France)


We headed to EPCOT for lunch with the plan of blitzing the World Showcase t-shirt challenge. I took care of Mexico:

EPCOT t-shirt challenge 6/22

EPCOT t-shirt challenge 7/22, Mexico done


Tacos trio from Cantina de San Angel which is the very popular Mexico Quick Service at the side of the water, nice breezy outside seating area. The tacos came with rice and black beans and I added an unpleasant side of nacho cheese. The Taco de Barbacoa (beef) was by far the nicest, really tasty, the chicken and fish ones were just ok.

I then picked up a lime and cucumber margarita from the Choza de Margarita stand on the other side of the path. This was also okay, little bit of chilli round the rim of your standard margarita. Both items came in at around $14-15 each which is a few $ too much.

DW meantime tidied up the UK with a portion of chips from the Yorkshire County Fish Bar. She paid $4 but could actually have used a snack credit here neither of those options appears on the listed menu.
EPCOT t-shirt challenge 8/22, UK done


The chips were not good apparently. She also picked up the usual Jamesons and Diet Coke from Rose and Crown and then walked across to France for her Napoleon, snack credit (would have cost $4.25).


She loves these. The chips/jamesons/napoleon circuit is one that weve seen before and may see again on her non park days.

DD was responsible for the USA which meant the largely unloved Liberty Inn

EPCOT t-shirt challenge 9/22

EPCOT t-shirt challenge 10/22, USA done


This was a chicken burger and fries plus diet coke for a total of $15.75. I resisted the urge to coerce her into getting the cheeseburger for t-shirt/burger accuracy because as we both agreed that would have been bad parenting so we have to count this! I drank the diet coke. The chicken burger was considered reasonable if on the dry side and the chips were edible. She rated Cosmic Rays marginally better for a quick service meal. The place was dead by the way!

Oh and DD had a snack credit chocolate ice cream from les Artisans des Glaces too.


Good but chocolate on the rich side so could have used a second scoop to add vanilla (single scoop only for a snack credit).

Thats it for now. Were 10/22 on the EPCOT challenge (done UK, USA, France, Morocco, Mexico) so in good shape but I wish wed used a couple of TS credits instead of paying cash Animal Kingdom afternoon and Tiffins dinner to follow tomorrow. Thanks for reading and commenting.
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Those chips from the Yorkshire County Fish Shoppe look really overdone - even a good dose of malt vinegar probably couldn't save them.

Some good eats and drinks there though. I love the ice cream place in France - that chocolate gelato looks so rich.
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That smores cake looks good shame it wasnt as good as its appearance. Dont know if its just me but Ive not encountered a Disney cake that is as good as it looks.
Basic stuff like cookies, muffins and the banana nut bread things are always great but the cakes, meh!
Enjoy Tiffins, the lobster popcorn soup and the octopus are the starters we have always enjoyed there.
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That fillet slider actually looks divine, I really liked those Boathouse rolls so Im drooling thinking about it!

The smores brownie looks very yummy too. Sad to see your Kona ADR go, I wanted to go for breakfast this year but weve done it before with my mum so Ive gone for Ohana in the spirit of variety.

The taco trio really appeals to me, nice to see a review of it. Those chips from the UK look absolutely rotten, Id be ashamed serving those up, the oil badly needs changed.

A Napoleon has been on my must try list since our 2013 trip and Ive never got around to it, I must rectify that this year as I am planning in a breakfast in France.

We like Liberty Inn, lots of seating, nice and bright dining airy, safe food, you cant really go wrong as far as Im concerned.
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Originally Posted by theCMG View Post
Not at those prices no we'd maybe pay it as a one-off for a special occasion but otherwise would want to pay half for that level of quality and wouldn't do it every night never mind twice in one day ordinarily.


Yes it's scary expensive and I'm not looking forward to the tips bill We could have ordered again at CG we knew that but DW was feeling sick and I didn't feel like making everyone wait bearing in mind there was still dessert to come and I could have gone back to the buffet if needed (also I did eat half of my average omelette).



Monsieur Paul has been around for ages but has never been that high profile because it's tucked away and the menu looks fairly inaccessible. The food did make up for the atmosphere definitely but both would have been the best



Hadn't realised they weren't on Tables in Wonderland that's nuts with an empty restaurant. Too much competition at EPCOT and you wonder if this will survive when they open a signature in Japan (that is bound to be good). And yes I think you should stick with the CG dinner which seems to be the go to meal there at the moment



OMG you are right She's asleep now but I'll have to ask her if that was intended, I actually interrupted her rearranging the plate to take the photo!
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Very good tip from you and Collybird (and any others if I missed mentioning you here )


Let us know how it went Who was your server?



The Turtle was great although such a giant piece of ice cream it was hard to make a dent! Sorry that my review was too graphic, I'll try to tone it down because I don't want to make anyone queasy. The server realised we hadn't enjoyed the mains but I think read the table and decided not to push it which was fine for us.

Hopefully le Cellier will be great and the sea bass was a wonderful dish, the sauce especially is lovely. Biergarten I fear I may miss out on yet again, need to check the credits situation and make sure we don't fall behind! Deluxe is a marathon not a sprint we're learning today we OOP'd a couple of things that I've realised we should have used credits for

Dude I ended up ordering the tasting menu ... and loved every mouthful ... my new favourite restaurant at Disney ...
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Those chips from the Yorkshire County Fish Shoppe look really overdone - even a good dose of malt vinegar probably couldn't save them.

Some good eats and drinks there though. I love the ice cream place in France - that chocolate gelato looks so rich.
The chips were so dry you could have rubbed two together and started a fire.
Including this for political balance after using the Ed Milliband bacon sandwich

And I didn't try the chocolate ice cream but DD still scoffed it

Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
That smores cake looks good shame it wasnt as good as its appearance. Dont know if its just me but Ive not encountered a Disney cake that is as good as it looks.
Basic stuff like cookies, muffins and the banana nut bread things are always great but the cakes, meh!
Enjoy Tiffins, the lobster popcorn soup and the octopus are the starters we have always enjoyed there.
Absolutely, the infamous Disney dessert flavour vacuum, often they've been in the fridge so long that any flavour has long departed! Tiffins the lobster popcorn soup was not on the menu I would have definitely gone for that!


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That fillet slider actually looks divine, I really liked those Boathouse rolls so Im drooling thinking about it!

The smores brownie looks very yummy too. Sad to see your Kona ADR go, I wanted to go for breakfast this year but weve done it before with my mum so Ive gone for Ohana in the spirit of variety.

The taco trio really appeals to me, nice to see a review of it. Those chips from the UK look absolutely rotten, Id be ashamed serving those up, the oil badly needs changed.

A Napoleon has been on my must try list since our 2013 trip and Ive never got around to it, I must rectify that this year as I am planning in a breakfast in France.

We like Liberty Inn, lots of seating, nice and bright dining airy, safe food, you cant really go wrong as far as Im concerned.
Oh the fillet slider was heaven, if we ever go back to Boathouse no-one is touching the rolls during the actual meal Was keen on the Kona visit but it was in the middle of a run of early starts and reality kicked in the night before, nah too far away

The tacos were good but the beef is definitely the way to go, Napoleon's in France are good but one of many great choices in what is now my favourite food pavilion Don't get me started on the chips the fryer has one job, one job! Liberty Inn was fine but to me it feels like cheating to eat in there with so many exotic options around, appreciate it's different when on DDP though! A very nice calm spot so I can see why you like it.

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Dude I ended up ordering the tasting menu ... and loved every mouthful ... my new favourite restaurant at Disney ...
Glad you liked it, we were tempted but it was too late and too much money! DD reading is not happy with me being called dude
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After lunch we moved over to Animal Kingdom. First fastpass was perfect for avoiding a shower as we waited for Festival of the Lion King, never seen before - great show. We then moved to Pandora for our Flight of Passage (wow, just wow ). Followed this with a visit to Pongu Pongu for drinks:

I thought about a snack; but I've had Pongu Lumpia before. Thankfully it cleared up after a course of antibiotics. So we stuck to drinks. DD and I shared a snack credit Night Blossom, DW tried the Moara Margarita. Both drinks were gorgeous in appearance and tasty.
Moara Margarita and Night Blossom


They are strong flavours however and reasonably big, sharing is a good option IMO. The Boba balls are really nice BTW but I can't help feel for my old friend Boba Fett (he's from Star Wars mum, from STAR WARS)


I then discovered that you could load up a Boba ball and fire it at DW through the giant straws. Sadly she retaliated but didn't clear the straw first so I got the ball and a large shot of strawberry margarita over me spending the rest of the day smelling like Lotsohugging bear.

Boba was not impressed either


Will come back to Tiffins in the main review but for now covering that we did the safari at dusk and had amazing views of the animals, saw just about everything and great views of lions, rhino etc. Superb. DD and I also fitted in It's Tough to be a Bug which is fun and an underrated attraction for me. After that on top of an early dinner we were knackered and headed back home after a very quick look at Pandora. It was before the night luminescence really kicked in but we were no good for waiting for that or Rivers of Light today.

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Bad laughing at the Boba Ball memes. I really enjoyed the night blossom drink but I got a mixture of balls which was fab...I nearly choked on them a few times so had to be careful! Thankfully none were shot at me😮
I love a Napoleon, I must try them with the Jamesons & chips combo next time...not that the chips looked good, mine were great when the fryer was cleaned in June!
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